It’s been a very busy week

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Maybe I’m finally getting old. I don’t remember most of it. What I do remember is shifting boxes, rearranging my room to fit more stuff into it, building tables and assembling chairs, shifting more boxes, working out an events calendar for book signings during the Fall months and scraping together the cash to cover the expenses involved.

I hate moving. I love travelling, but I purely hate moving.

On the publishing front, I did receive the proofs for the interior design layout and the book cover for “Hog Valley”. The interior proof was right on the money, but there were a few issues with the cover design. As I mentioned in a previous post, I did get in touch with the artist and requested another round of photography to get a 300 dpi image I could pass on to the design team. With any luck I’ll have that early next week.


So here’s the Events Calendar:

Book Signing Events

September 11     Historic Grounds Bookstore, Green Cove Springs
            4 – 7 PM

September 25    Florida Heritage Book Festival, St. Augustine
            7 AM – 5 PM

October 9        Fall Festival – Calvary United  Methodist Church, Orange Park
            10 AM – 2PM

October 16 & 17 Orange Park Festival
            7:30 AM – 6:30 PM (2 days)

November 13    Historic Grounds Bookstore, Green Cove Springs
            5PM – 9PM

November 20    Andrea’s Bookstore, Palatka
            12 Noon – 3PM


If you’re in the north Florida area, I hope to see you at one of these locations.


About Gary Showalter

Gary Showalter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He lived in Aruba, Florida and the Panama Canal Zone before joining the U.S. Army during the 1960s. Following his discharge from the Army, Mr. Showalter picked cotton in East Texas, baled hay in Ardmore Oklahoma, sold light bulbs in Los Angeles, California, and built cattle pens in Fallon, Nevada (during a blizzard, of course). After settling in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Showalter worked as a professional gardener before turning his hand to furniture making. In 1981, he moved to Israel, married, and raised four children while working as a furniture maker, silversmith, goldsmith, and ornamental wood turner. He served in the Israel Defense Forces Reserves for sixteen years, and when not on active duty he worked in government and private security. He has also served in senior management positions in two software development companies in Israel. During his time in Israel, Mr. Showalter published articles dealing with international terror and the Israel-Arab conflict in the Jerusalem Post, Israel national News and several political science web sites. Mr. Showalter returned to the United States in the fall of 2003, to care for an elderly parent. He published his first novel, “The Big Bend”, in the fall of 2008. His second novel, “Hog Valley”, is now in print. Mr. Showalter's third novel, “Twisted Key”, was published in the fall of 2011, and his fourth novel, "Lonesome Cove" is now available in Kindle format and should be published in paper near the end of 2012. He currently lives in Deland, Fl, where he is co-authoring "A Silent Star" with Tony Attanasio. "A Silent Star" is the true tale (though novelized, with names changed for security reasons) about the 4-person covert action team sent into Yemen to capture Osama Bin laden immediately after the bombing of the USS Cole in the Aden harbor in Yemen in October of 2000.
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